The 2016 Annual Yodaai Intercity Olympics

Irohin O to A f'oju Ba, Eni Ba De Be Lo Le So!

By which I mean

you had to have been there

to get the full picture of how it all went down...

Dateline : 15th October 2016

All roads led to Montgomery Alabama for the annual tri city sports fest that we affectionately refer to as the Yodaai Olympics.

The drill was the same - members of the Yodaai family living in each of the tri - city areas

competed against each other for the top honors.

Spoiler Alert: The host city won with Style and Grace this year! More on that later...

Our Original Judges from the Federal Republic of Dallas, Nigeria (Don't Ask!) by way of Atlanta, Ga were in attendance as usual.

The rules were clarified and well defined for all

The host city captain ready for battle...

The 100m Dash Dream Team - Yeah I said it! - from Montgomery! below

The B'Ham city Reps, below, for the race...

Give it up for our young men from Montgomery,

who were drafted to run for the city of Auburn

And they are off, see them go like they are running for dear life...

The winner from Montogmery!

I don tire o - that run was too long...

The spectator sports section ...

Cheering on the participants...

Then it was on to the Tug of war.

the judges defining the lay of the line below..

The Birmingham team surveying the landscape below,

weighing their options..

And they are off, the Birmingham team vs the Auburn team

And Birmingham conquered the Auburnites

in a few short pulls across the line!

Then it was the turn of the host city against Auburn

the spectators doing their thing below...

Checking the integrity of the rope, below - you never know...

And it's on between Montgomery and Auburn!

They came prepared with their red gloves...

O le ku o - ija ore!

And The host city Triumphed over Auburn

Finally, its Birmingham against Montgomery

Fifa yen l'agbara o!

More spectators ...

Some of our children...

Our heritage...

The keepers of the flame for tomorrow...

Getting ready for the Lime and Spoon race

The grown ups took their turn with the Lime and spoon...

from left - 2 each from B'ham, Montgomery & Auburn

The Auburnites won that race

And now, to the egg toss...

Delicately held, the mighty egg...

The sideline cheerers...

Blessed are the kids for they shall inherit the earth.

(or something like that...)

The New and Incoming Madam Social Secretary form January!

On to the Kiddy Sac Race!